In the maritime operating environment, enormous challenges have been created by the explosive growth and global pervasiveness of information technology, its relatively low cost compared with that of conventional warfare systems, and the ease with which it can be “weaponized” to degrade or deny the U.S. Navy’s overwhelming superiority. Moreover, those hostile to the United States incessantly exploit our networks, necessitating our constant vigilance and aggressive, intelligent action.
The Navy's Newest Warfighting Imperative
The opening shots of the next war will likely occur in cyberspace.
By Vice Admirals Kendall L. Card and Michael S. Rogers, U.S. Navy